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Offline Chris

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Re: The business of comics
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2018, 08:53:49 am »
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On Comic Ground on University is closing as well.  Does not bode well that 2 comic stores are closing due to poor sales during a nerdy boom.  I'm getting flashbacks of the 90's on this one.


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Re: The business of comics
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2018, 12:03:59 pm »
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On Comic Ground on University is closing as well.  Does not bode well that 2 comic stores are closing due to poor sales during a nerdy boom.  I'm getting flashbacks of the 90's on this one.

That's a shame. Up here in the SF bay area, the only shops I frequent that seem to be doing really well are ones where the primary focus is gaming but where they sell comics as well.

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Re: The business of comics
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2018, 11:12:28 am »
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Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's Marvel Legacy #1, the oversized one-shot that set the Marvel Universe's new direction in the aftermath of Secret Empire, was the best-selling comic book of 2017.

In total, Marvel Comics had five books in the top ten. In addition to Marvel Legacy #1, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert, and Goran Parlov's Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 ranked #3; Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuñe, and Rod Ries' Secret Empire #0, the beginning of Marvel's summer event, ranked #4; Spencer, Steve McNiven, and Jay Leisten's Secret Empire #1 ranked #5; and Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Francis Yu's Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1 ranked #10.

DC Entertainment had had five titles among the year's top ten — Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal #1, the first chapter of DC's crossover event, ranked #2, followed by issue #3 at #6, issue #2 at #7, and issue #9 at #9; and Doomsday Clock #2, the second chapter of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's series merging the worlds of Watchmen and the DC Universe, ranked #8.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #164 was Image Comics' top book for 2017 at #82. Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #1, an adaptation of the award-winning novel by P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton, was Dark Horse Comics' top book at #292. Finally, Star Wars Adventures #1, an all-ages comic set in the Star Wars universe, was IDW Publishing's top book for the year at #381.
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